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Things Fall Apart 4
No Longer at Ease 1


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Chinua Achebe

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jebbushell January 29th, 2006 12:27 PM PST

"Things Fall Apart" is about the first contacts of a "primitive" people with Europeans. It is a story of how their lives are disrupted and their culture is lost. Although it is fiction, it is enormously plausible and informative while at the same time being an easy read. It may be the best work of its kind ever written.

afroz ashrafi December 13th, 2007 12:07 AM PST

i was looking for some textual portions on Things fall apart . indeed he is a novelist responsible for african novels global publicity and recognition. he is a writer who celebrates possibilities and challenges status quo ante.the anti imperial drive has been unrelenting and has shared the concern with alex la guma , okhara , gadiner and coetzee.

afroz ashrafi December 13th, 2007 12:15 AM PST

books submitted are fairly good and cover all major publications on achebe .if there could be little more deatails available on the suggested texts , then i assume it will do a lot of good to his readers.

afroz ashrafi December 13th, 2007 12:25 AM PST

African fiction would have remained a bunch of obscure stories but for the masterly tales supported by the imaginative and creative insinuations that it has transcended boundaries and made africa the land independent of the colonial blues and the dormant flame of protest picked up rage through the angst and fire oozed out by the likes of achebe , guma . okahara , godiner and coetzee.

dewey_decimal February 21st, 2008 09:32 PM PST

Anyone who liked No Longer at Ease should check out M.G. Vassanji's The In-Between World of Vikram Lall. It's set in Kenya and Tanzania, and documents a fairly similar descent into corruption of a government worker who starts out as a youthful idealist wanting to improve his country.


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